Cosper’s double-double not enough against Tide


FAYETTEVILLE — Devin Cosper collected her seventh career double-double against Alabama on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough.

The Crimson Tide led most of the way and hit free throws for an 83-76 win Sunday at Bud Walton Arena.

Arkansas trailed for much of the game and was down three points, 32-29, at the half

They rallied with a big third quarter outscoring Bama, 26-18, to lead 55-50 at the end of the frame.

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Cosper dropped in 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, going 12-for-12 from the line but it was enough as Arkansas (10-6, 1-2 SEC) dropped a second straight SEC game. The Crimson Tide improved to 12-4, 2-1 SEC.

Alabama turned up the offensive intensity and got to the line, going 20-for-25 from the bonus stripe to come from behind in the final frame.

In addition to Cosper, Arkansas got double figures from Malica Monk with 21 points and Jailyn Mason with 12 points.

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• Cosper was in double figures in the first half with 10 points in the first 20 minutes.
• Cosper scored 24 points … her sixth career 20+ point game.
• Cosper had a career-best 12-for-12 night from the line.
• Malica Monk finished with 21 points … her 14th game in double figures this year and her seventh game with 20+ points.
• Jailyn Mason scored 12 points … her ninth double figure scoring game of the year and her third consecutive.

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Up Next
Arkansas plays four of its next five games on the road. The Razorbacks have back-to-back SEC road contests at Georgia (Jan. 11) and at Auburn (Jan. 14). They host Florida ((Jan. 18) and again go back-to-back with games at Missouri (Jan. 21) and at South Carolina (Jan 25).


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